WHO assessing risk after fighters seize Sudan lab – World

[ad_1] The World Health Organisation said Wednesday it was assessing the threat posed to public health after fighters in Sudan occupied a national laboratory holding samples of deadly diseases. “We are also concerned that those occupying the lab could be accidentally exposed to pathogens stored there,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference […]

Private sector given June 30 as deadline for half-yearly Emiratisation targets – UAE

[ad_1] The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) announced that 30th June is the deadline for private sector companies with 50 employees or more to achieve their half-yearly Emiratisation targets, set at 1% of skilled jobs. In July 2023, fines will be applied to non-compliant companies for not achieving the required half-yearly rate and […]

From Mars to Earth: This is the UAE – UAE

[ad_1] Between Mars and Earth, the UAE is writing a new chapter of achievements in the space sector. The world is waiting for the UAE’s announcement of the historic success of Explorer Rashid, which is expected to land on the Moon at 20:40 in the Mare Frigoris in the previously discovered Atlas crater, to become […]

Amazon Indigenous woman wins Goldman environment prize – Climate

[ad_1] When Alessandra Korap was born in the mid-1980s, her Indigenous village nestled in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil was a haven of seclusion. But as she grew up, the nearby city of Itaituba, with its bustling streets and commercial activity, crept closer and closer. It wasn’t just her village feeling the encroachment of non-Indigenous […]

You think you need more sleep? Tell that to an elephant seal – Health

[ad_1] Sleep is a precious commodity for people and across the animal kingdom, indispensable even as its biological purpose remains somewhat mysterious. We spend about a third of our lives asleep. But some animals get a lot less slumber – with certain species like the northern elephant seal taking sleeplessness to an extreme. Researchers in […]

SAP to embed ChatGPT in products as quarterly revenue beats estimates – Technology

[ad_1] Business software maker SAP (SAPG.DE) on Friday reported first-quarter revenue above analysts’ expectations, backed by growth in its cloud business but lowered its outlook for the year due to the divestment of its Qualtrics unit. SAP, which in January announced plans to cut 3,000 jobs as it looked to cut costs, foresees no more […]

Twitter Verification System Under Fire – Technology

[ad_1] Twitter has long been a way for people to keep track of tornado watches, train delays, news alerts or the latest crime warnings from their local police department. But when the Elon Musk-owned platform started stripping blue verification check marks this week from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee, it left public agencies […]

Eid Al Fitr 2023 prayer timings across the UAE – UAE

[ad_1] The UAE authorities on Thursday announced that Eid Al Fitr prayers would be held in approved mosques or Eid Musalla across the UAE. The first day of Eid Al Fitr is Friday April 21. Authorities and volunteers will supervise the process of entering and leaving the places of prayer, to prevent congestion. The Islamic […]